TEAM Effort Brings New Shed to Humane Society
It takes time and money to keep an animal shelter running and operating successfully, but it all benefits the homeless and abused animals who reside there.
Thanks to a collaborative effort of several organizations coming together, the Humane Society of Greene County in Waynesburg, PA, is the recipient of a much-needed storage shed on its shelter property.
“These organizations represented a real team effort to provide a building to replace one inhabited by snakes, mice and insects, and whose walls were crumbling,” says Vicki Duvall, Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the Humane Society of Greene County. “Everything we do at the shelter takes teamwork, and this is a wonderful, successful example. TEAM to us means that Together, Each Animal Matters!”
A $5,000 grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation helped fund a much-needed storage shed for the Humane Society of Greene County (PA).
The team effort began last September at a Greene County Chamber of Commerce general membership networking luncheon. Representatives of the Humane Society, Greene County Career and Technology Center, Blueprints (formerly Community Action Southwest) and The Challenge Program, Inc., met and discussed the shed project for the very first time.
The effort blossomed and the team received a $5,000 grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, which they used to pay for supplies. Blueprints paid students from the Career and Technology Center to build the shed through a Work-Based Learning Experience where students gain work experience. Sherwin-Williams donated the paint.
“We are proud to support the Humane Society of Greene County and its mission of ending animal abuse, abandonment and suffering,” says Bill Murphy, Manager, Western Area, Dominion Energy Transmission. “I want to especially thank the students at the Greene County Career and Technology Center for their efforts and outstanding work in building the shed that will be used for many years to come.”